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Storm brings 5" of rain to parts of the Central and South Coasts

Storm brings moderate rainfall to parts of the Tri-Counties, but no serious debris flow or flooding issues reported.

San Marcos Pass, Gibraltar Peak above Montecito among peak rainfall areas from storm

A winter storm has dropped as much as 5" of rain on parts of the Central and South Coasts. But, the good news is no major debris flow or flooding issues have been reported in the region.

Rainfall totals include 1.7” inches of rain in Lompoc, 3.7” in Santa Barbara, 2.3" in Ventura, and 2.7" in Camarillo. Some of the wettest spots include San Marcos Pass, with 5.3” of rain, and Gibraltar Peak above Montecito with 4.3".

Meteorologists say San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties have already seen their heaviest rainfall, with the focus on Ventura County Thursday night. There could be some scattered thunderstorm activity.

The storm will clear the region Friday. Another storm is expected to arrive Saturday night, but only .5-1" of rain is expected from that system.

(Rainfall totals as off 11 p.m. Thursday)

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.